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became iconic in this basket catch. where did that come from? they don't teach that today. >> no, they won't let them do that today. i said to myself, what can i do to make the game that people enjoy when they come to see me play. i started to do something different. i started making the basket catchish and i found out i could get rid of the ball quicker with the basket catch than over my hand. i started doing that, when i went out they said i could do that. >> gavin: but you did famously a line drive. >> i missed two balls. ten years apart. one in pittsburgh. that's the only one i missed. he said go ahead and do it. no problem. >> gavin: did others try to emulate them, did others try to copy you. >> clamene. he did it pretty good. he saw me do that. but he could throw. >> gavin: what makes a great defensive player. is it the arm? leg, speed anticipating where the ball is, understanding conditions keeping a mental focus. >> i think it's more organizing. knowing what the hitter is going to do before he hits. i could go home at night, which i did if we were going to play a new team
laden was shot in the head. should we release them? i don't know. >> obama: photos of someone being shot in the head floating around. >> cenk: let 'em go, let 'em go. and historic as usual, global warming all over the united states and now it's costing business in mississippi. and then we have a person who is an activist for the dream act and then all of a sudden her mother gets picked up by the authorities. get a look at this reaction. [ sobbing ] >> cenk: she's going to be on the show today. and then finally here we go again, another republican talking about legitimate rape. >> it is true. we tell couples all the time who are having trouble consuming because of the woman not ovulating, just relax. >> cenk: now wait until you find out the number of women who get pregnant because of rape in america. it's a stunning number. this is a stunning show. go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: all right we got some good news about afghanistan, and the good news is we're leaving. president obama met with hamid karzai, the leader of afghanistan. >> the forces i have ordered to afghanistan have served
look unprepared in any way? don't be ridiculous. representative john yarmouth coming up on the big show today. we're getting a serious gun control debate in this country. how about that. >> we are. we're going to have the conversation. the idea is to keep the momentum going. people are outraged after newtown that it is time to do something. we have to keep the momentum going in order to get something done. >> stephanie: i thought wow gabby giffords and her husband a lot of the stuff they said -- >> powerful. >> stephanie: both gun owners, both second amendment people but just -- who more powerfully can make that case? >> 11 mass shootings since tucson. >> stephanie: i know. we'll get into all of it. here she is, jacki schechner in the current news center. >> good morning, everybody. vice president biden is holding a meeting at the white house today with victims' groups and gun safety organizations. this is the next in a series of meetings. that administration officials are having with stakeholders as they look at recommendations to hand to the president by the end of the month on how we
and reasonable gun regulations? >> as i said earlier on the show, i don't think we will. i did speak to the chair of the house judiciary committee about this issue on the floor last friday, and i was pleased to hear that he said we would have hearings, or some type of consideration, but he didn't give me an indication that he would be in favor or that he thought we would pass a bill that would limit access to any type of weapons including high capacity magazines or, you know, maybe mental health laws might come about but i don't think the high capacity and assault magazines would have much favor there. you can get a bill from the senate and ever an amendment to a bill that came from the the house and amend it to have some other subject matter, like guns, and maybe the house would have to deal with it, but we saw speaker boehner because of the reticenco of the tea party to tax anybody in america, couldn't get to the floor. he was finally forced to because of embarrassment. maybe that will happen. if it happens at all it will come from the senate. the american public will have to rise up and be be
. >> i don't want that trash walking around. >> cenk: president obama nominate hagel and brennan today, the secretary of defense and c.i.a. i love the republicans pretending that they care about gay people in order to oppose hagel. and hagel they don't think he's strung enough on israel and iran and iraq. >> what do you believe? what are you able to support? what do you think? why are you elected if you want a safe job go sell shoes. >> cenk: we have four advisers. on the show tonight to talk about that, and then finally we have a fun and interesting story about the world's poorest president. he's from uruguay. >> i'm not a poor president. >> cenk: i got to be honest with you, he's a poor president especially when it comes to monday. we'll explain. go time. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> chuck hagel for secretary of defense. >> chuck hagel will have a fight for confirmation. >> the leader our troops deserve. >> the most antagonistic, it is very difficult to imagine the circumstance in which i could support in confirmation. >> yes, he is a serious candidate. >> chuck haig settle not a respo
. 1866-55-press. don't go anywhere. this show is going to be so exciting. but before we do that, i want to find out what's going on in the news. lisa ferguson all the way in los angeles, tell me what's happening? >> welcome back, richard. good morning. gun control room policy is front and center this week. first was yesterday's two-year anniversary of a the tucson shoot that nearly killed gabby gifford. she and her husband have announced americans for responsible solutions, aimed at offsetting the nra's influence in american politics. today and tomorrow have some high-level meetings on tap for washington. vice president joe biden will meet with victim's groups and gun safety organizations at 11:00 this moraling and tomorrow, sitting down with other groups. >> it is not a problem that can be solved by any specific action. it's a problem that encompasses issues of mental health education, as well as access to guns. >> majority leader harry reid could change his stance on gun control. he is a long-time supporter of gun owners' writes and slipped am
room the answer is no, and we don't care what the question is. at least that seemed to be the running theme in a busy day at the office from the executive branch. of course when you're dealing with the nra this is somewhat expected. republicans have made no secrets that they intend to make the confirmation of chuck hagel very difficult. and jack lou who was nominated for treasury secretary will have a much easier go of it than hagel. well, the conventional wisdom may be wrong. alabama senator jeff sessions, who is the ranking minority member of the senate budget committee had this to say about jack lou. >> i tend to oppose this nomination. he doesn't bring the former new york fed chairman like secretary geithner and other very prominent people that we've had as secretary of treasury the premier financial position in the united states government more important because our president has no training, and really no understanding of class classical business and economics. >> jennifer: and an unnamed congression nat source told the "washington post" jennifer ruben that lou was the one to sc
to focus on first. >> well, i don't know that he's going to have much choice. he only has 16 months to governor before everyone starts running for president and no one is listening again. i think he does see some room for compromise over on pennsylvania avenue on that issue. but gun control has been just dropping it's ahead. the country is crying out about that more than anything else. i think he'll wind up doing both of those at once and that will be a tough road. >> john: gun control is an issue that democrats say people have hit the snooze button on since the 90s. can they get gun control through this congress. >> to be honest with you, i don't know what he can get through this congress. i think he can chip away a little bit at it, but i do think that if--i mean, if he tries to do--i think what vice president biden said today that's going to be one of the interesting things about the second term is the newly activated biden 2000. this guy has turned into a negotiating device at the president's hand. if they do try to do something by executive action you will hear heads explode. >
guns. part of our problem in this country is we don't know how to discuss this issue in terms to get agreement rather we often talk about this issue in terms that sets us apart. >> john: i couldn't agree more. did you find that to be the case during the meeting today? did things get heated or inflammatory? >> no. it was a very professional, adult discussion. i don't think anyone attending the meeting expected to turn the other people around and have them go mystically, my god you're right. but again, you know, we had a lot of agreement. one of the points i made was the need for serious about criminals to provide the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms with the tools specifically the ninen program that mixes and finds criminals guns and suspects and uses ballistic technology to match them together and solve crimes. we've defunded this program over the last several years instead of funding it. we have things that work but sometimes they're noncontroversial and people don't know much about them. but we have to do a better job as americans in finding the things that we agree on that
. they just don't do this. the funniest moms ever. >> joy: the funniest moms but the guys really outdid it. >> they did. >> joy: thank you so much. so nice to meet you. lovely to meet you. >> are you on twitter? >> joy: follow me on twitter. marlon l. wayans. >> joy: i'm at joy v behar. marlon's movie haunted house hits movies tomorrow. he'll be at the borgata february 9th. i will be talking with the legendary mel brooks. they're great. >> jennifer: i'm jennifer granholm. tonight in the war room the answer is no, and we don't care what the question is. at least that seemed to be the running theme in a busy day at the office from the executive branch. of course when you're dealing with the nra this is somewhat expected. republicans have made no secrets that they intend to make the confirmation of chuck hagel very difficult. and jack lou who was nominated for treasury secretary will have a much easier go of it than hagel. well the conventional wisdom may be wrong. alabama senator jeff sessions, who is the ranking minority member of the senate budget committee had this to say about jack lou.
's a "full court press." don't worry. i'm not bill press but he's here. he's live. he's in the building. hi bill. >> bill: hey hey hey hey. i have half a voice and one word per hour. >> which is great because i have half a brain. with half of your voice and half my brain we'll get through the show. >> bill: this hour, my word is brandy. >> i'm peter ogborn sitting in for bill press today. the revolving door in washington continues to turn. and cabinet secretary has resigned out of the obama administration. who was it? well tell you in just a few moments. first, we'll go to out to los angeles, our current news update with lisa ferguson. >> hey peter. good morning bill. good morning everyone. more gun debate as vice president joe biden takes on a new round of meetings along with attorney general eric holder. first they'll speak with wildlife and sporting groups at 11:45 this morning. on to gun owner's groups including the nra and representatives from the entertainment industry this evening. kathleen sebelius wills attend some of the meetings. it is a big step for president obama's new gun vio
catholic. i got so good i went professional, so i don't practice anymore. but i never thought about it. >> caller: yeah, see my attitude was always that god doesn't have any discretion of who he loves. so that wasn't it but it was like, oh you know, no. and now i'm like my god what happened? when the president did it made it a universal thing. >> stephanie: i think chuck hagel is generally a good guy, and i think at that time all around the world there was still a lot of homophobia. the way it sounds now, we go that's really homophobic. >> caller: yep. i love you guys. and i get up early in the morning so i'm watching you guys early. >> stephanie: yay! she's precious. [ applause ] >> stephanie: here is a story that will make you feel better whether you are gay or straight -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: oregon man arrested for choking his girlfriend with his own dread locks. >> oh. is she okay? >> stephanie: uh-huh. i wouldn't do this story if she wasn't. i always ask you, is she okay. >> you pretty well gave away that i knew the answer. >> stepha
of monkey? >> stephanie: i don't really know. >> an ugly monkey. >> stop it! [ buzzer ] >> it is a lovely monkey. >> stephanie: now it is on talking liberally when we touch the monkey. all right. >> it was a behr. now it's a monkey. >> stephanie: speaking of wildlife, how about the turtle on every single sunday show. >> we'll get you another look at him. he was everywhere. >> stephanie: that's a visual. eye candy for the gals. >> because i move so quickly. >> paul ryan. >> stephanie: no no. all right. no six-pack like paul ryan. jacki schechner in the current news center. >> good morning. secretary of state hillary clinton is back to work this week. today, in fact, after hospitalization for a blood clot in a vein in her head, she left new york presbyterian hospital five days ago and according to the state department has been keeping up with work via memos and talking with her staff. she has a series of meetings including three scheduled at the white house. she's expected to give up her spot as secretary of state in a few weeks. president obama has already announced he's nominated senator
papers are not a person -- they don't signify the corporation, so he throws up the question of what exactly is a corporation. >> jennifer: how does the corporation manifest itself? >> exactly. >> jennifer: thank you so much for coming in to tell the story. >> thank you. >> jennifer: jonathan frieman inside "the war room." >> thank you. >> jenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenen night. we'll see you back here tomorrow. ♪ [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] welcome to "the young turks." we've got an awesome show for you tonight. don't we every night. gun control advocates, including sun whosomeone who is going to be on the show, colin goddard. >> we're determined to take action. this is not an exercise in photo opportunity. >> stop and frisk in new york. a judge said you know, a little unconstitutional because of moments like this. >> cenk: the amount of time they have stop and frisk minorities is insane. and speaking of insane, the subsidiary of halliburton poison our troops. that is not theoretical they won. they poisoned our troops. now they want us to pay for it. >
but study after study after study has shown that games don't have a direct impact on gun violence. the research psychologyist graham bell found that video games are not forms of violent behavior. . . . on the other hand, according to the harvard school of public health, numerous studies have found that the availability of guns directly impacts gun violence. now i can say plenty of other research but really? it's just common sense. video games while we should be discussing them they are not as much of a factor in gun violence as the ready availability of guns is. 224 years ago, america's founding fathers debated, including the bill of rights as a means to cement the birth of this great nation. they would be rolling over in their graves if they knew that legacy is now in the unworthy hands of industry lobbyists who are fighting over which special interest will get to profit most from selling their violent product. in the end it all coming down to money. joining us now is a guy who is an expert on the matter bill press, host of the "bill press show," and autho
. >> stephanie: yeah, that's why i think the white house is being very reasoned about this debate don't you? the gun lobbyists are the only ones that are saying you can't talk about anything. >> caller: it comes down to the human being, and each of us knowing the difference between right and wrong. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: and the guy that killed his mom. there has got to be something more to that. it hurts me just as much as it does anybody else. >> stephanie: yeah, i agree. any decent people i think were affected by that -- >> caller: so sad. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: i try to look at both sides of the issue, and it's like -- [ sighs ] >> caller: i am one that has hold 18. >> stephanie: you have a clip. >> caller: and it's only for fun. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: it's just for target. i would never hurt anybody. ever. unless they come in to my home to hurt me. >> stephanie: yeah, i hear ya. there are reasonable people on both sides of the debate. remember the feral pig hunter that called yesterday said he needed a 30-round clip because myriading pigs ru
everybody else's job. right? 's redundancy. >> bill: monday could be running the board. >> why don't you come in here and run the board bill. see how that goes. >> bill: just pushing buttons. >> that's all i do. >> yep yep. >> bill: i can drive. i can handle a computer. i think i could handle that. >> yeah. >> bill: answering phones. [crashing sound] >> i'm sure that would turn out well. [ laughter ] >> bill: cameras moving around. >> giving everybody a headache. >> bill: focus focus right? anyhow, good sigh you guys today. everything good? >> happy friday. >> bill: how about it. we've got -- we're going to be talking about a lot of movies today. i'm very excited because this weekend i'm going to go see "zero dark thirty." gotta see it. i was ready to see it before christmas when it first came out in only two select cities. washington, d.c. not being one of them. >> you would think by the way that washington, d.c. would be one of those select cities for a movie like "zero dark thirty" that focuses so much on the hunt for bin laden and the espionage aspect. >> bill: one would think so. di
look like hitler have we been so -- i don't know why. wal-mart was too busy to meet with the vice president, but now they changed their mind. >> yeah, they found some time. >> stephanie: they had a thing with a guy, and i'm guessing the guy was wayne lapierre. >> what? >> good morning, everybody president obama will announce he is nominating jack lou as his new chief secretary. lou most recently a chief of staff deeply involved in administration negotiations over the fiscal cliff and raising the debt ceiling, the latter being a congressional fight with republicans. he is also going to have to kind a way to fight the automatic spending cuts. hilda solis has announced she was stepping down. she was the nation's first hispanic to hold that cabinet position. she appeared on bill press monday and gave no indication at the time that she might be leaving so long. >> i'm here today. i enjoy working with everybody. >> her departure adds to the mounting criticism of the obama administration for now seeming to stack its cabinet with men. all of the recent nominations are whit
and she wants to see how he's evolved on that issue particularly in the area of don't ask, don't tell. another obama appointment yesterday, he tapped counter terrorism adviser john brennan to lead the c.i.a. much the controversy there has to do with his involvement in the use of armed drones and his views on waterboarding but it is resparking a debate over the white house cyberleaks. president's aides purposely let out some information to help his re-election chances. but some republicans say they won't confirm brennan until the investigations are complete. more bill press is coming up after the break. stay with us. (vo) brought to you by lysol. a mission for health. before the sneeze, help protect with a spray. before the tissue, help defend with a wipe. before the cold & flu season help prevent with lysol. because when you have 10 times more protection with each hand wash... and kill 99.9% of germs around the house with each spray... those healthy habits start to add up. this season, a good offense is the best defense and lysol has your family covered because that's our mis
, but they have zero political power. they're not focused. they don't make demands. they're not an activist group that say take us seriously and don't have the money to back it up. that's an enormous difference. giglio he's fighting against sex slavery, et cetera. >> very important work in that reward. some say this happened 15 years ago. is it fair to say this is the guy we draw the line on? >> other prominent speaker had evolved. had he evolved i think people would have given him a pass. he demonstrated that he hasn't evolved. you mentioned things he wrote in his withdrawing from the inauguration statement. there was some, you know, certain like dog whistling about not being aevolved at all. i will most certainly pray for him on inauguration day. our nation is divided. >> cenk: let me give the audience one last quote from giglio. this is from the mid-1990's: >> cenk: well, if he wanted to move aggressively toward that community, and they move aggressively back, that's sad day. it's constantly one way attack. it used to be for a long, long time and they get so hurt if you fight back. i think if
meaningful pass, but then i think the republicans and the democrats that don't support reasonable gun violence legislation are going to be at risk in two years. that might be what it takes. but if we wait two years, that is 60,000 more dead americans from gun violence. >> jennifer: well, all right, we do know that the president is prepared to lead on this. as i mentioned, the washington post listed things that biden is likely to call for universal background checks, national database for weapons sales strengthen mental health check. they have to be considering an assault weapons ban. do you think this will go far enough? >> if there is a meaningful assault weapon ban i do think that will be helpful. but if we don't do a minimum simple background check for all gun sales then we're wasting our time. i mean, think about this, jennifer. i'm a gun owner. i go to the gun store. the federally licensed gun sellers in america are the only one who have to do a background check. it's perfectly fine for private gun dealers, timothy mcveigh was a gun dealer at gun shows to sale sell guns without a
say they don't like it. honestly, what is wrong with these people? [♪ theme music ♪] >> jennifer: today the president nominated normer nebraska senator, chuck hagel for defense secretary so he would be the first enlisted soldier to leave the department. and also the first vietnam department. he has gotten endorsements from colon powell robert gates, tom ridge, but the other defining element of his resume? he's a republican. >> finally chuck represents the bipartisan tradition that we need more of in washington. for his independence he has earned the respect of military leaders, republicans and democrats, including me. >> jennifer: he would be the second appointed cabinet member. and not since president kennedy have there been that many republican in a democratic administration. but listen to this. >> i know chuck hagel. he is an honorable man, but he is profoundly wrong. it is pretty clear that chuck hagel has left the republican party when he endorsed president president obama in 2008. >> jennifer: he didn't actually support president obama, but also there i
the israeli government said last night they don't want to get in the middle of this fight. this is something for the american people to decide, but his record with israel, and we'll see during these hearings will come out and it will be very strong and seen as a positive one. >> john: here is a man who has been to war and is being questioned by men who never wore the uniform in. >> this is a man who bled for his country. he had been in vietnam. he served with distinct. he received two purple hearts. he ran the uso supporting our troops and their families overseas. he understands what it's like to serve in the military, and that creates wisdom. we need that kind of wisdom at the top of the pentagon. these are tough times. we have many security challenges with the war in afghan afghanistan, and we have a fiscal crisis here at home. chuck hagel gets how to deal with these issues, and he's the kind of leader that we need at this critical juncture. >> john: you worked with him. what kind of guy is he? >> i worked with his staff when i worked in the senate. i was a democratic aide, and we worked a
in this that 40% of gun purchases don't even require a simple background check. so that loophole needs to be tightened. and states need to report back to the fbi system for background checks their people that should not be purchasing guns. those that are mentally ill convicted of a felon those who have been convicted of domestic violence. those people should not be allowed to purchase a gun and they should be in the system but thousands, millions of records are missing from the system. >> john: i couldn't agree with you more and i think you just said a lot of facts that a lot of americans agree with. i'm sure when the founders made the constitution, they intended for people to have as many muskets as they wanted for their well-regulated militias. >> exactly! >> john: it is ludicrous. i think it's a fair argument there is no individual right to own weapons although i respect that debate. when did you nancy become involved in the mayor's campaign against illegal violence to demand a plan for this? >> well, soon after the tragedy here in tucson where congressman giffords was shot and six
and they are expected to push a series of gun-safety measures but don't celebrate just yet, because colorado republicans are digging in their heels saying they are not going to let the measure go through, and they have their own counterproposal, which is putting armed officers in schools. of course that's something that other states including virginia tennessee, alabama, are all considering, and the idea is coming straight from the nra play book which wayne lapierre actually called for in his address after sandy hook. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy. i'll tell you what the american people -- i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that would keep people safe. >> jennifer: actually looks like the american people do think he's crazy, or at least that his ideas are. there was a new ppp poll out there that finds that just 41% of the voters support the nra's proposal to arm teachers and it also found that the nra's support itself has eroded since lapierre's press co
of ohio. you don't under how hard it is to get a thousand protesters anywhere. but anonymous in steubenville. if you haven't heard of story it's an amazing one. >> this alleged rape happened in august of 2012 and no one was really talking about it until anonymous got involved and shed light on this situation. the reason why anonymous did so was because it turns out that officials in steubenville, ohio, were trying to brush the situation under the rug. there were numerous individuals involved in this alleged rape, and only two of the football players of the steubenville football team are being charged. others are being charged as juveniles as opposed to adults. however, anonymous has gotten involved, and they want to bring awareness to all the other individuals involved in this case, one is michael who recorded a 12-minute video bragging about the rape of this 16-year-old girl. >> cenk: we've shown that before, but only the two football players are being charged. >> correct. >> cenk: the guy who was videoed for 12 minutes admitted. >> yes they're using un unconventional eviden
, they're just older, kind of older voters that vote republican. >> i don't know if they're voting at all. most of them are in prison. you know, what happened was these are all kids, this all happened after world war ii. we all went on a car buying binge, filled up the gas and the exhaust peaches poisoned children. the kids grew up and started committing more crime. we took lead out of gasoline starting in 1975, and if you go, you know, 15-20 years ahead wait for those kids to grow one they commit less crime. so from about 1991 forward there's been a very steep drop in crime. now, all those kids who were exposed to lead and became criminals in the 1970's and 1980's, we locked them up. we built a ton of prisons doubled prison capacity, then doubled it again. most of those kids are in prison. here's what's interesting. right now today the arrest rates for teenagers 18, 19, 20-year-olds is down, but the arrest rates for older people, 35 40, 45-year-olds is up. that's because those are the same people who were lead poisoned as kids, put in prison, now being let out but they're still violent s
territory ford announces they're creating 2200 new jobs. so don't say we never give you any good news. this is "viewpoint." [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang. thanks for joining us. even so-called wars of necessity must come to an end. while the u.s. war in afghanistan is far from over, the effort to wind the war down is picking up speed. president obama held the news conference with afghan president hamid karzai it followed two days of talks between karzai and top administration officials including secretary of state hillary clinton and secretary of defense leon panetta. president obama reported that american troops would continue to fight along side afghans until 2014 when the war would be over. but it would about to change. >> obama: let me say it as plainly as i can. starting this spring our troops will have a different mission. training advising, assisting afghan forces. it will be an historic moment. and another step towards full afghan sovereignty, something that i know president karzai cares deeply about, as do the afghan people. >> john: for his part
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as high as 60%. and they have the legal authority to do it and i don't have the authority to stop it. >> jennifer: what good is it to have an insurance commissioner and why they not have given you the power. >> what is ironic, i have that power for car insurance and homeowners' insurance and property insurance since 1988, insurance commissioners have had the authority to stop excessive rate hikes. but in california, that authority discuss does not extend to hmo products. for seven years i fought to pass the bill but they have blocked that legislation. on the 2014 ballot we'll give a fighting chance to give the commissioner the authority. >> jennifer: when this doubt go to the people. the insurance company is on their side. they'll claim they have to raise the rates because their policy holders are older sicker and require more care. is that a legitimate argument? >> no, what you pointed to in the open something that the average medical cost inplace rate in the united states is about 3% to 4% on average. but health insurance and hmo are going up 10, 40, sometimes as high as 50%. betwe
, maddox and frank thomas. and i don't see how you have a hall of fame that is supposed to be a museum, mind you that doesn't have these players. it's like a museum as written by joseph stalin, they didn't exist, therefore it didn't happen. the 90s just didn't happen. well guess what, a lot of writers who are doing this voting and handing in blank ballots, they cheered on the 1990s, they cheered on mark mcgwire, sammy sosa race. you spoke about a whiff of hypocrisy, i would call it an overpowering stench. >> there are two parts of the hall of fame. one is the museum, and bonds and clemens are there. they're respected there in several different ways for their accomplishments but the room where the plaques are that's the bestowing of the higher honor. guys with very good intention are trying very hard to grapple with steroids. what is it? is it a parking ticket? a mass murder? we're talking about it amongst ourselves. my position is i don't know who used. i'm going to vote for the best guys. people who have been caught, people think with clemens the use is evident they're grappling with
gravelling. >> jennifer: and you have same-sex marriage efforts across the country. you have don't ask don't tell off the books. is sexual orientation going to an issue that really rallies the gay community? >> the log cabin republicans are wants to get their name off there a little bit. but hagel did oppose gays in the military, saying the u.s. armed forces are not some sort of social experiment. so he will also get nailed on that. he will spend a good portion of his hearing apologizing for things he did in the past. >> jennifer: but jerry brown do you think he will run for a second term? >> i think so. he is right now being treated for prostate cancer. >> jennifer: right. and everybody is saying he's going to be fine on that. >> the man has tremendous energy. i talked to some california labor leaders who are very tight with the governor, and they said, absolutely. >> jennifer: and on the republican side? >> hello, anybody out there? >> jennifer: crickets. >> [ cricket sound effect ] >> jennifer: all right. "san francisco chronicle" political reporter joe garofoli, appreci
followership. and if you don't have followers, the dilemma becomes very very great. so when i look at the dilemma that boehner had in the negotiations over the fiscal cliff where even when he came back to his colleagues and said i need something to give me a little bit of leverage with the president, his so-called plan b which i thought was an unfortunate choice of terms. >> jennifer: for many reasons. >> this wasn't an over the counter remedy as it turned out -- he was spurned. and what he did in a caucus that rebelled against him was still to figure out a way to get it done without a catastrophe. what he did was save the radicals in the caucus from themselves. it was an exercise of leadership. >> jennifer: yeah. with all of this, norm as the expert on whether congress is going to be effective or not? will this congress be just as unproductive as the last one, or is there hope? >> you have to say about the last one, that it set the bar so low, and that means it's not even on the ground it's underneath the ground that it would be hard for this congress to do
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